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Useful Tropical Plants

Limonium axillare

(Forssk.) Kuntze

Plumbaginaceae

+ Synonyms

Statice axillaris Forssk.

Statice somalorum Vierh.

Limonium somalorum (Vierh.) Hutch. & E.A.Bruce

Common Name:

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General Information

Limonium axillare is a low-growing evergreen shrub forming a tight cluster of stems.
The plant has potential for use as an antifungal[
1520
Title
Screening of some indigenous Qatari medicinal plants for antimicrobial activity
Publication
Phytotherapy Research, Vol 16, Issue 8 pp 751-753, 2002
Author
Adel M Mahasneh
Website
https://doi.org/10.1002/ptr.1037
Publisher
 
Year
2002
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Africa - Egypt, Somalia to the Arabian Peninsula

Habitat

Open areas in sandy and silty soils, usually near the coast and in saline conditions.

Properties

HabitEvergreen Shrub
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

Aqueous, ethanol and butanol crude extracts of the aerial parts of the plant were tested for antimicrobial activity. The butanol extract was the most effective, followed by the ethanol extract. The aqueous extract had low activity. The butanol extract at 2000 μg/disc had a superior antifungal activity compared with the standard treatments of chloramphenicol, tetracycline and nalidixic acid[
1520
Title
Screening of some indigenous Qatari medicinal plants for antimicrobial activity
Publication
Phytotherapy Research, Vol 16, Issue 8 pp 751-753, 2002
Author
Adel M Mahasneh
Website
https://doi.org/10.1002/ptr.1037
Publisher
 
Year
2002
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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